Voyageurs mendiants

Call for Papers:

The Temporal and Spiritual Significance of Travel for Mendicant Friars in Europe, c.1450-c.1750

From their earliest days, the four principal mendicant orders – Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans and Franciscans – travelled everywhere to serve the poor and preach the Gospel. I invite researchers from all relevant disciplines to submit proposals that address the temporal and spiritual significance of travel for the four principal mendicant orders in Early-Modern Europe for an online symposium on Thursday 20 May 2021. Proposals can take account of the Franciscan communities of Friars Minor, Conventuals and Capuchins, as well as Tertiaries in mendicant orders.

Presentations should be on areas of research relating to Mendicant journeys in the Early-Modern period. Those wishing to participate should send proposals of topics of 150-200 words, and a brief biographical note, to Dr Benjamin Hazard (School of History, University College Dublin) ben.hazard@ucd.ie

Possible topics include:
o Bible Stories in Mendicant Writings
o Catholic Women and the Soul’s Journey
o Dominican Preachers and their Rivals on Tour
o Educational Journeys in Spain, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire
o Franciscan Questing
o Historical Depictions of Land and Sea
o Pilgrims on the Journey Home

The closing date for the CFP is Thursday 31 December 2020. If you have any enquiries regarding the online symposium, please send them to me at ben.hazard@ucd.ie


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